Avalanche training taking place at Hatcher Pass

Dozens of search-and-rescue volunteers from across Southcentral will converge on Independence Mine State Park in Hatcher Pass this weekend for avalanche rescue training.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Dozens of search-and-rescue volunteers from across Southcentral will converge on Independence Mine State Park in Hatcher Pass this weekend for avalanche rescue training.

The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group will host the rare training exercise covering an organized SAR response to an avalanche accident in the Hatcher Pass area.
Incident commander Dean Knapp says search and rescue volunteers need to be well trained to operate as safely as possible in dangerous avalanche conditions. He says this training will allow teams to train together in a safe environment.

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